The UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, praised in an open session of the Security Council regarding Yemen the Saudi and Omani role in bringing peace to Yemen and supported the UN role in this regard.
He said that he sensed a constructive willingness from all sides to end the war.
He pointed out that the truce continues in Yemen, despite its official end more than 7 months ago.
During his briefing to the Security Council, Grundberg indicated that he continued to work with the Yemeni parties and regional interlocutors to reach a cease-fire and start a political process.
“The Yemeni parties must build on the progress they have made so far and take decisive steps leading to a comprehensive peaceful solution,” Grundberg said.
Grundberg addressed the Security Council, saying, “The truce has provided an enabling environment and a starting point to build on, but the fragility of the military situation, the deteriorating economic situation and the challenges the Yemeni people face every day always remind us why a more comprehensive agreement is essential.”
“Continuous reports of violence on various fronts, particularly in Al-Jawf, Taiz, Ma’rib and Saada, demonstrate the fragility of the current situation and underscore the need for a formal ceasefire,” Grundberg continued.
He pointed out that “the conflicting financial and economic policies across the country have severely affected citizens and companies, making them face a state of uncertainty, especially in Sana’a and its neighboring provinces.” Pointing out that the skirmishes are continuing, but the hostilities have decreased to a large extent.